12 days in Greece Itinerary

12 days in Greece Itinerary

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12 days in Greece Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  16 h
1
Athens
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Delphi
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Kalambaka
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Thessaloniki
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
Mykonos Town, Mykonos
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
6
Akrotiri, Santorini
— 1 night
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
7
Heraklion, Crete
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 30 min
End: Indianapolis

3
nights
Athens

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
When in Athens, make a side trip to see Archaeological Site Mycenae in Mycenae, approximately Mycenae away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus.

To find more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Athens online trip builder .

Indianapolis, USA to Athens is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 64°F in Athens. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Delphi.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Archaeological Site Mycenae
Highlights from your plan
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
Delphi

Delphi ©
Ancient Greeks revered Delphi as the center of their universe, building an impressive sanctuary to Apollo in order to mark this sacred spot.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Delphi Archaeological Museum, then explore the ancient world of Delphi, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of Apollo In Delphi.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Delphi attractions planner.

Getting from Athens to Delphi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Athens in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Delphi, with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can drive to Kalambaka.

Things to do in Delphi

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Delphi ©
Delphi
Delphi Archaeological Museum ©
Delphi Archaeological Museum
Temple of Apollo In Delphi ©
Temple of Apollo In Delphi

1
night
Kalambaka

Kalambaka ©
The gateway to one of the largest monastery complexes in Greece, the small town of Kalambaka nestles against a landscape of imposing rock formations rising 400 m (1,300 ft) into the air. Nearly leveled during World War II, the town rebuilt and reinvented itself in the post-war period, quickly becoming one of the region's major travel destinations.
On the 31st (Sun), make a trip to Meteora, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of the Great Meteoron, and finally admire the natural beauty at Varlaam Monastery.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalambaka trip planner.

You can drive from Delphi to Kalambaka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Delphi in May; daily highs in Kalambaka reach 72°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Kalambaka

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Meteora ©
Meteora
Monastery of the Great Meteoron ©
Monastery of the Great Meteoron
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada) ©
Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)

1
night
Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki ©
A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hagios Demetrios, contemplate the long history of Arch of Galerius, take in panoramic vistas at White Tower of Thessaloniki, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then don't miss a visit to Aristotelous Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Thessaloniki itinerary builder.

Getting from Kalambaka to Thessaloniki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kalambaka in May, expect Thessaloniki to be a bit warmer, temps between 78°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mykonos Town.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Museums Historic Sites
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Museum of Byzantine Culture ©
Museum of Byzantine Culture
White Tower of Thessaloniki ©
White Tower of Thessaloniki
Hagios Demetrios ©
Hagios Demetrios

1
night
Mykonos Town, Mykonos

Mykonos Town ©
A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): visit Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then see the interesting displays at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach.

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Getting from Thessaloniki to Mykonos Town by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, taxi, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. While traveling from Thessaloniki, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mykonos Town, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to ride a ferry to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Mykonos Town

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

Side Trip

Paradise Beach
Highlights from your plan
Little Venice ©
Little Venice
The Windmills (Kato Milli) ©
The Windmills (Kato Milli)
Aegean Maritime Museum ©
Aegean Maritime Museum

1
night
Akrotiri, Santorini

Akrotiri ©
Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): do a tasting at Boutari Winery, then identify plant and animal life at Santo Horse Riding, then kick back and relax at Red Beach, and finally explore the ancient world of Akrotiri.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Akrotiri road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Mykonos Town to Akrotiri in 2 hours. In June in Akrotiri, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 70°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the ferry to Heraklion.

Things to do in Akrotiri

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Boutari Winery
Highlights from your plan
Santo Horse Riding ©
Santo Horse Riding
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Red Beach ©
Red Beach

2
nights
Heraklion, Crete

Heraklion ©
Crete's largest city, Heraklion remains best known for its proximity to a sprawling Bronze Age archaeological site, once the center of a vanished Minoan civilization.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Heraklion Archaeological Museum, explore the ancient world of The Palace of Knossos, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at The Natural History Museum of Crete and then take an in-depth tour of Ιστορικό Μουσείο Κρήτης - Historical Museum of Crete.

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Ride a ferry from Akrotiri to Heraklion in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in June, and nighttime lows around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Heraklion

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos, The Palace of Knossos
Highlights from your plan
Heraklion Archaeological Museum ©
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Palace of Knossos ©
The Palace of Knossos
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos ©
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos

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